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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Start from US$ 1919 1543 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 1999 US$
2 - 3 1543 US$
4 - 5 1293 US$
6 - 7 1273 US$
8 - 9 1227 US$
10 + 1205 US$
  • 19 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,420m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is regarded as Everest Cho La Pass Trek. Gokyo Everest base camp is one of the prominent and testing trekking trail in Everest area and one of Nepal's generally extremely popular treks to the Khumbu Mountains and Sherpa nation. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek consolidate lovely Gokyo Valley Trek, Gokyo Ri, EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek Trail. Tis trek offer excellent Himalayan perspectives of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856m), Mt. Pumori (7,145m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723m), Mt. Kantega (6,685m), Mt..KusumKhagaru (6,367m), Mt. Kongde (6,011m), Mt. Khumbila (5,761m) know as God of the Khumbu, Mt. Twache  (6,367m),  Mt. Cholaste (6,335m), Island Top (6,179m), Lobuche crest (6,145m), Pokalde (5,806m), Honku south crest (6,119m), Tibetan Sherpa society, primitive houses, Tibetan Monastery, Beautiful scene, lavish valleys and so forth.

As  further, Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking begin from Lukla 35 minute later superb mountain flight to Lukla we accompany the Dudhkosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a progressive rising up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron woods where the slippery musk deer can frequently be seen. Through minor yak-brushing settlements we achieve the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5,360m) and like staggering summit mountain landscape incorporating Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo and other many more. The Gokyo Lake is amazing just nearby Ngozumpa glacier and fifth Lake is another attraction for the whole body view of Mt. Everest. After the Cho La pass (5,420m), we arrive at Dzongla. The perspectives of Amadablam and Taweche are a stounding. After the Zhongla rising, we proceed towards Gorakshep and move to Kala Pahtar (5550m) from where we revel in a great up-close perspective of Everest. Then visit Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) an elevation of 5,360 meters with Khumbu icefall and Glacier. Our return track passes through Tengboche, a glorious area with an intriguing cloister, where we rest and relish the amazing view, incorporating grand perspectives of Everest, Amadablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6,194m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,511m) and numerous additionally trekking crests of Khumbu Himalaya range.Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek can do minimum 17 days to above 23 days.

Since Everest Base Camp Trekking trail has been opened, We, Nepal Mother House orchestrate numerous trekking aggregations to Chola Pass Trek trail with stunning life time experience!  We organize Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trek by expert Local Guide and Porters according to your time schedule.  Regarding the weather, September to November at autumn and March to May at spring are best time for Ebc Gokyo Ri Trek. Come and join us for the excellent life time memory.


Trip Highlights

  • Gokyo Valley, tranquil lakes, Sherpa culture and rarely wild animals and vegetations.
  • Largest glacier of Nepal “Naozumpa” and 4 mountains over 8000m peaks.
  • Gokyo Peak (5,360m) and visit beautiful fifth lakes for the “Mt. Everest’ foot to head scenery.
  • Picturesque mountains view, including magnificent views.
  • Scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2800m) by small aircraft.
  • Cross the Cho la pass (5,420m).

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m)

Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07:Dole to Machhermo (4,410m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 08:Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Rest Day in Gokyo (4790m)

Day 10:Gokyo to Thangnak (4,700m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 11:Thangnak to Dzongla (4,830m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 12:Dzongal to Lobuche (4,930m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 13:Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 14:Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5,643m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 15:Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 16:Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 17:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu -30 minutes

Day 19:Your own destination.

Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking permit for Sagarmatha National Park.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card for the Trekking.
  • Air ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu & Airport Tax (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Everest Base Camp Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the Trek.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during the trip, including Oximeter to measure Oxyzen and pulse in high altitude.
  • Welcome and farewell program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, aundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

*Notice on Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Issue:

It is informed that the Government of Nepal has announced Lukla flight from Manthali, Ramechhap due to heavy air traffic on Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu, the flight to Lukla will conduct from Ramechhap in anticipation of further notice. Ramechhap is located 139 km East-North from Kathmandu with approximately 4 to 5 hours drive from Kathmandu.

As alternatively, if you would like to direct flight from Kathmandu to Luka, then there are Helicopter flight which can be made on 5 passenger basis with additional 500 US$ per person for one way to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will do our best coordinate with the airline to make groups at the airport for the helicopter flight, but we can’t give guarantee it. Fly to Lukla from Manathali airport, Ramechhap is almost always guaranteed unless sometime the flight is delayed or canceled due to not favorable weather at Lukla.

Travelers are suggested to inform us of the chosen alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or interruptions. For more details please go through the Lukla Flight from Ramechhap.

**Note: Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours Early in the morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (30 to 40 minutes) then make final preparations for the trek. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River. To assist acclimatization, this first day Treks is only 3 to 4 hrs. But if people are still interested to do more activities they will have the opportunity to go on a side trip to monastery around in Phakding. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and arrives in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. The trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project farm. Then the trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after crossing the last (fifth) bridge; there is another long climb from where you can have a view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar and witness the snow capped mountains and Sherpa heritage.

Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m) After having a late breakfast, take a walk for sightseeing around Namche Bazaar then hike to the Everest View Hotel. This is the ideal place to view outstanding mountains such as Mt.Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, kusum khangru, khongde and Khumbi yu La etc. While watching the spectacular view of mountains, the trail leds you in khumjung valley, where can see Hillary School, an ancient Monastery with a yeti skull, and khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche. If you are still willing to go, you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar. Otherwise you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m) -5 to 6 hours We walk along a very pleasant trail under soaring peaks to Thamserku and further down overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of two hours to a small place at Shanasa. Then trail ascends to the left towards Mongla hill and continues down to Phortse Thanga. After having lunch, the trail leads you ascending through the rhododendrons forest accompanied by the sounds of the river. You will have a glimpse of wildlife such as musk dear here in Jharal. It is a small place with few tea houses.

Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4,410m) -4 to 5 hours Having breakfast, we climb to the picturesque ridge above Dole and then climb via Lhabarma at 4,220m to Luza at 4,360m. Still the trail continues to climb up alongside a valley high above the river, crossing many sandy spurs to reach Machharmo at 4,410m. Here a Sherpa woman’s three Yaks were killed by the Yeti in 1974. This is the first Yeti sightings that were reported in Khumbu. After arriving a taking a break, we can visit the Himalayan rescue association and overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m) -5 to 6 hours First we climb up the ridge and can see excellent views both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8,153m). We descend the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier where we will start to climb until first lake. The trail follows the valley to the second lake view and after an hour walk we will arrive at Gokyo (4,750m) on the edge of third lake. Today’s course is mostly gentle ascents and relatively flat trail to Gokyo. Total trekking time is about 5 to 6 hours. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 09 : Rest Day in Gokyo (4790m)Very early in the morning, about a 2 hours hike up to the Gokyo Ri (5,360m) for the breathtaking view of a sunrise atop the mountain with view of the four highest mountains including Mt. Everest. This will be an unforgettable memory and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hour to Gokyo for breakfast then take a rest and relax all the day.

Day 10 : Gokyo to Thangnak (4,700m) -2 to 3 hours After having a late breakfast, we trek down to Thangnak for overnight passing through the second lake and walk on the Nagjumpa glacier and will arrive at Thangnak.

Day 11 : Thangnak to Dzongla (4,830m) -6 to 7 hours Today, we walk in the high passes and one of the more difficult days to cross the Cho-la Pass (5420m). Therefore we must have breakfast very early in the morning or carrying a packed breakfast, then climb up. The pass is not terribly difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier cross on the eastern side of the top. After crossing the Cho-la pass, the trail reaches Dzongla where we can stop overnight at a teahouse with basic dorm rooms and cozy dining.

Day 12 : Dzongal to Lobuche (4,930m) -3 to 4 hours After breakfast the trail goes up to Loboche. We keep on our trek along the moraine of the glacier and surrounding scenery of Chola Che. The Labuche Peak is the first within view of Kala Pathar (5,550m) and Pumori is also along the way. We will be in Labuche before lunch. You will be relieved after a long walk to get here.

Day 13 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours After breakfast, the trek continues gently climbing and sometime directly ascending to a nearby glacier. The trail to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers good views of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest base camp. After lunch, we ready ourselves for today’s adventure to the targeted destination and continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The path from here can be misleading. Make sure to follow the lead Sherpa since every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier. The walk is quite and strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and moraine and streams until you reach the base camp. If you are trekking during the high expedition season it may feel like city up there. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorekshep for the overnight at lodge.

Day 14 : Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5,643m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours Very early in morning we will have to climb up 2 hours to Kalapather for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming of since the beginning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapathar/Kalapattar” offers you beyond imagination views. The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here to feel at the top of the world. You can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountainous scenery such as: Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), and even Everest itself. After breakfast in Gorakshep, we trek down to Dhugla then continue staying high above the valley floor in Imja valley. It is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown. Enjoy the scenery and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 15 : Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours Today you can fell better heading down to a lower elevation. From Dingboche the walk is pleasant all the way to Tyangboche. You can see very old Pangboche Sherpa village and further down to Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the soaring majestic gorgeous peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around.

Day 16 : Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours The trail goes down through forest with pine, Juniper, rhododendron with a few magnolia and birch trees. You will never forget the great memory of crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Sanasa and to Namche bazzar to stay overnight.

Day 17 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours After a long walk we'll have one long last day back to Lukla. We descend the long way before crossing the bridge and walking further to Monju finally stopping in Phakding for lunch. We will remind ourselves again to enjoy the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew and overnight at hotel.

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu -30 minutes Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is in the morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel then you may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of day.

Day 19 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements. 

Departure Date and Price

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
15 July, 2020 02 August, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1543
19 August, 2020 06 September, 2020 Available USD 1543
22 August, 2020 09 September, 2020 Available USD 1543
03 September, 2020 21 September, 2020 Available USD 1543
06 September, 2020 24 September, 2020 Available USD 1543
09 September, 2020 27 September, 2020 Available USD 1543
16 September, 2020 04 October, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1543
18 September, 2020 06 October, 2020 Available USD 1543
21 September, 2020 09 October, 2020 Available USD 1543
24 September, 2020 12 October, 2020 Available USD 1543
28 September, 2020 16 October, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1543
01 October, 2020 19 October, 2020 Available USD 1543
04 October, 2020 22 October, 2020 Limited USD 1543
09 October, 2020 27 October, 2020 Available USD 1543
12 October, 2020 30 October, 2020 Available USD 1543
15 October, 2020 02 November, 2020 Available USD 1543
18 October, 2020 05 November, 2020 Available USD 1543
23 October, 2020 10 November, 2020 Available USD 1543
26 October, 2020 13 November, 2020 Available USD 1543
29 October, 2020 16 November, 2020 Available USD 1543
31 October, 2020 18 November, 2020 Available USD 1543
03 November, 2020 21 November, 2020 Available USD 1543

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  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
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  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
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